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Anchor Script for Maui TV News for the week Beginning May 29, 2008



(EDITOR'S NOTE: Anchor scripts are provided for transcript reference to stories covered on Maui TV News. Scripts may contain abbreviations, codes and characters that are for internal production purposes only. Maui TV News apologizes for any misspellings.

(Headlines-VO)

J: WITH A SPEECH AND A BLESSING, A LONG-AWAITED TRAFFIC SOLUTION FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI IS FINALLY FLOWING FREELY...MOSTLY.

JY: IF YOU THOUGHT YOU HEARD THUNDER ON THE HIGHWAY ON MEMORIAL DAY, YOU DID. WE'LL SHOW WHAT THE NOISE WAS ALL ABOUT.

J: AND MAUI'S SIGNATURE CULTURAL HERITAGE EVENT - THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CANOES - BUILDS TOWARD A MAJOR FINALE ON THIS THEIR ELEVENTH YEAR...OR IS IT THE TENTH? WE WENT TO FIND OUT.

JY: IN SPORTS, MAUI'S BEST YOUNG SWIMMERS KEPT COOL IN THE POOL - WHILE THE TIRES WERE SMOKIN HOT AT "THE FLINSTONE." KALAPANA HAS DETAILS AND HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND A RUNDOWN ON THE FESTIVAL OF CANOES' FINAL WEEKEND, PLUS DETAILS ON DINING AND DANCING ON THE GOOD SHIP...GRAND WAILEA? HOLLY CHUNG HAS IT ALL IN COMING ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.

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Open (TWO SHOT)

J: ALOHA EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS, MAUI'S EXCLUSIVE TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWS CAST. I'M JEFF KING.

JY: I'M JULIE Y. AFTER SIX YEARS ON A SIX-MILE STRETCH - AND 10 YEARS OVERALL, THE TWO ENDS OF THE PI'ILANI AND MOKULELE WIDENING PROJECT OFFICIALLY MET THIS WEEK.

(Turn to cam) THERE WAS CEREMONY, AND DIGNITARIES...AND A TRAFFIC BACKUP ON TUESDAY TO MAKE IT ALL OFFICIAL. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTED JEFF KING WENT ALONG FOR THE RIDE.


(Take Hwy Pkg) IT'S 10:36 TUESDAY MORNING. THE GOVERNOR - WHO IS KNOWN FOR BEING PRETTY PUNCTUAL - IS DUE TO GIVE HER REMARKS AT 11. A LITTLE LAST-MINUTE SCRAMBLING WAS IN ORDER - BUT JUST TO MOVE THE FINAL BARRIERS AND SWEEP THE PAVEMENT.

THE SUN WAS PLENTY HOT, THE SHADE WAS APPRECIATED. SOME VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE WERE IN ATTENDANCE. THE SPEECHES WERE BRIEF AND THERE WERE LOTS OF THANK YOUS. IN PARTICULAR GOVERNOR LINGLE THANKED THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY OF SEABURY HALL FOR THEIR DEVOTION TO BUILDING A VIABLE ELECTRIC CAR WHICH - SHE SAID - SHOULD SOME DAY BE THE ONLY KIND OF POWERED VEHICLE ON THE NEW ROAD.

THEN - AFTER SIX YEARS, FOUR MONTHS AND A FEW DAYS...A SHORT WALK, A BLESSING BY REVEREND KEALAHOU ALIKA AND A LITTLE TROUBLE UNTYING THE MAILE LEAF LEI...ALL THE WORK WAS OFFICIALLY OVER. THE GOVERNOR'S VEHICLE WENT FIRST AND - SYMBOLICALLY, SEABURY HALL'S 2007 ELECTRIC CAR. AS THE SMALL MOTORCADE MADE THE FIRST OFFICIAL TRIP DOWN THE CONNECTED ASPHALT RIBBON, GOODFELLOW WORKERS MOVED THE TRAFFIC CONES FOR THE LAST OFFICIAL TIME.

GOODFELLOWS BROTHERS PRESIDENT STEVE GOODFELLOW SERVED AS MC FOR THE EVENT - BUT WAS QUICK TO SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT OF THIS MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT WITH HIS SON, CHAD, WHO PROUDLY SERVED AS PROJECT MANAGER. IN HIS REMARKS HE MENTIONED THAT - NOW THAT THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE - HE HAS A LOT OF CREW THAT WILL BE LOOKING FOR WORK. WE ASKED HIM WHAT HE INTENDS TO DO ABOUT THAT.

Steve Goodfellow, President, Goodfellow Brothers, Inc.

SG01: "Well, most of our guys are union employees so many of them have gone back. Some are on unemployment. But we have a great bunch of guys - we've been building a team for over 30 years. They're all great guys - family guys - and now we have to go fuind more jobs and put 'em to work."

GOODFELLOW DID 60 PERCENT OF THE WORK ON THE SIX-MILE STRETCH. CHAD GOODFELLOW HAS DRIVEN THESE SIX MILES HUNDREDS OF TIMES...AND HE SOUNDS LIKE A PROUD PAPA HIMSELF.

CG01: "I'm really proud of the sections that we've built. I feel like I can really tell the difference. And it's not just the places where they measure - but, because of the technology, you really don't feel these bumps and I love that."

IN HER REMARKS, THE GOVERNOR SAID PLANNERS TELL HER MAUI'S POPULATION WILL GROW TO MORE THAN 200,000 IN THE NEXT 25 YEARS. IN ADDITION TO LOOSENING THE TIGHT BOTTLENECK OF COMMUTING BETWEEN CENTRAL AND SOUTH MAUI, SHE ALSO TOUTED THE 200 MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION PLAN FOR KAHULUI HARBOR. STATE TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR BRENNON MORIOKA ECHOED WHAT SENATOR KALANI ENGLISH TOLD US RECENTLY, - THAT THE PLAN SHOWN TO MAUI IN JANUARY COULD CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY.

Brennon Morioka, Director, state DOT

BM01: "...because of changes with the cruise lines and with Superferry, we are looking at possiblt scaling back on some issues in the west harbor. That is something that the community has expressed concerns about the kind of developmwent that was going to be going in there.///"

UNDERSTANDABLY, THE MOOD ON THIS DAY WAS A HAPPY ONE - BUT AWAY FROM THE CROWD - THE GOVERNOR RELATED A SAD AND POIGNANT STORY

LL01: "I didn't mention it today in my remarks, but anyone who has lived on Maui a long time will remember a horrific accident in which an entire family was killed in a head-on collission. There wasn't a divided highway - going at such speeds. There was little shoulder room. So this is a huge improvement.

THE GOVERNOR USED TO LIVE AT THE END OF THE MOKULELE NEAR THE NORTH KIHEI SOUTH KIHEI ROAD INTERSECTION - THAT FLOODED EVERY TIME KIHEI GOT A DOWNPOUR. SHE PRAISED THE DESIGNERS OF THE NEW THOROUGHFARE FOR FIXING THAT.

LL01-b: "As our Transportation Director said, it's not about building the kind of roads the state DOT wants to buiod, it's about being in sync with the community, building a road everyone can be proud of that included those elements like the bike path and the native hawaiian plants that everyone felt was so important."

WE ASKED THE GOVERNOR IF THE MOMENTUM OF THE PROJECT'S COMPLETION MIGHT SPILL OVER THE WEST MAUI'S BOTTLENECKS. AND ASIDE FROM THE LOGISTIC AND CULTURAL CHALLENGES FACING THE LAHAINA BYPASS, GOVERNOR LINGLE COMMENTED ON THE LACK OF UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FOR HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

LL02: "There are times when you have people who feel very differently about a project living in the same community. And it makes it difficult - a challenge for those of us in government. But clearly there has to be traffic relief in West Maui."

THAT MILESTONE WILL BE A BLESSING - BUT ON THIS DAY - THE MANA IS FOCUSED ON THE MOKULELE. FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS SAY THERE WILL STILL BE KAHULUI-BOUND DELAYS FOR ANOTHER WEEK TO 10 DAYS WHILE OLD YELLOW STRIPES ARE REPLACED WITH NEW WHITE ONES.

CANOE FEST (PiP-Canoes)

J: A MUCH SLOWER FORM OF TRANSPORTATION IS THE FOCUS ON THE WEST SIDE OF MAUI AS THE FESTIVAL OF CANOES IS ABOUT TO WRAP UP THIS WEEKEND. OUR OWN JULIE Y WAS OUT THERE THIS PAST SUNDAY TO BRING YOU THIS LOOK AT MAUI'S SIGNATURE CULTURAL HERITAGE EVENT.

(Take Canoe Fest Pkg) IT'S A TRADITION OLDER THAN THE HAWAIIAN CIVILIZATION, CELEBRATED IN A FESTIVAL THAT'S A DECADE OLD...OR IS IT OLDER?

Rina Noelani Sampson, Exec Dir., Lahainatown Action Committee

RNS01: "It is the 11th annual year of this festival. It's 10 years of canoe carving and the different thing brought in this year is the navigational side. 'What do these canoes do once they're built?' So we have brought in the Hoku Alaka'i from the Big Island. It is a deep-sea double hull canoe that is run by Aha punana leo and the master navigator for that canoe is Chad Babayan - Kalepa Babayan, a Lahaina Boy, so it's really special to bring him home."

AS THE DOUBLE-HULLED HOKU ALAKA'I RESTS IN THE HARBOR, IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD LAHAINA COURTHOUSE, INTRICATE REPLICAS OF SAILING AND PADDLING CANOES BY ROSS KA'A'A ARE ON DISPLAY.

HAWAIIANA ARTIST NICHOLAS BLACK HAS CAPTURED TIMELESS AND VIVID IMAGES IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA FROM GICLEE TO PRINT-MAKING TO PEN AND INK FREEHAND. THE FESTIVAL OF CANOES IS VERY CLOSE TO HIS HEART.

Nicholas Black, Artist

NB01: "It's exciting because I've been doing this for a while - doing Hawaiiana - and being involved through the Polynesian Voyaging Society, which is a great organization we all should look forward to helping move along the way. So when they have the Canoe festival that's taking place right now, it just brings together all of Polynesia under one type of family...'ohana."

KEEAUMOKU KAPU REPRESENTS NAKOA KAU I KA MEHEU O NA KUPUNA, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO LEARNING THE CULTURAL WAYS OF HAWAIIAN ANCESTORS AND MAKING SURE THEY ARE PASSED ON TO YOUTH.

THE FOCUS OF HIS WORK IS THE CREATING OF POI POUNDING BOARDS AND THE POUNDING STONES - POHAKU - THAT ARE USED TO CREATE THE BASIC STAPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN DIET.

Ke'eaumoku Kapu, Festival Ceremony Director

KK03 (VO) "We got two-seater poi boards, that's for two guys. The two seater poi board is really important because you have the master on one end and the student on the other. And you have the transfer of information from master to student about how to make pa'i'ai...or poi."

HIS SON WAS CARVING A DIFFERENT KIND OF POI BOARD.

KK04 (vo) "This one is kind of interesting because if you look at it looks like an animal on the side, like he's looking in the bowl. That's kamapua'a. And in Hawaiian tradition, kamapua'a was known for raiding Hawaiians' taro patches.///"

HE ALSO OFFERS AN INSIGHT INTO HOW AN ANCIENT TRADITION LIKE CANOE CARVING FITS IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

KK02: "One thing good I like about the festival is that they take invasive logs which is albicia, help eradicate that invasive species from Hawaii, find a market for that invasive species..."

AND THE RESULTS ARE STUNNING AND AS DIFFERENT AS THE NATIONS THAT BROUGHT TOGETHER THESE MASTER CARVERS. LAST YEAR'S FESTIVAL SAW THE CANES CARVED AND SHAPED DOWN THE ROAD AT KAMEHAMEHA IKI PARK. BY LAST WEEKEND, ALL THAT WAS LEFT IN THE PARK WERE REMNANTS OF THE ALBICIA LOGS BROUGHT IN FROM THE BIG ISLAND TO BECOME FLATING, FUNCTIONAL WORKS OF ARTISTRY AND SKILL.

THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THE ISLAND OF YAP HAS BEEN REPRESENTED AT THE FESTIVAL OF CANOES. ON THE LEFT IS BRUNO TANGA, CHIEF OF THE VILLAGE OF MAAP. HIS SON, WILLIAM, WAS OUR TRANSLATOR AS THEY DESCRIBED THEIR CANOE, CALLED A "POPO" IN THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE.

William Ranep, Son and father Bruno Thangan, Chief of Muncipality of Maap ("mop") on the Island of Yap.

WR01: "This type of canoe we can use for fishing. And also for travelling from island to island."

CHIEF TANGAN EXPLAINED THAT THE INTERESTING V-SHAPES AT EITHER END OF THE CANOE - WHICH CAN TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION - ARE USED TO POINT TO THE STARS WHILE TRAVELING AT NIGHT (WRO2). AND THEY DIDN'T BRING ANY LARGE STONES WITH THEM, SO THEY MADE A REPLICA.

WR03: "HA HA HA, Just horsing around..."

THEY STILL USE STONE MONEY DURING CULTURAL CEREMONIES IN YAP. NEARBY LAHAINALUNA HAS OFFERED WOODWORKING CLASSES TO STUDENTS SINCE THE 7Os. BUT NOT ANYTHING AS BIG - OR AS TRADITIONAL - AS A CANOE.

Jeremy Delos Reyes, Master Carver, Lahainaluna Carpentry Instructor

JDR01: "No. It was strictly modern day woodworking. Jewelry Boxes, chessboards, canoes paddles and construction,. But it was because of the love I have for canoe paddling - it grew from there."

THESE STUDENTS MUST SHARE THAT LOVE BECAUSE THEY DON'T GET EXTRA CREDIT IN SCHOOL - JUST IN LIFE FROM THIS ENRICHING EXPERIENCE. THEIR CANOE IS SLIGHTLY MORE THAN HALF AS BIG AS LAST YEAR'S.

jdr02: "This year we're actually sponsored. Napili kai Beach resort wanted a 25 foot fishing boat so that's what we built."

THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CANOES IS ALL ABOUT PERPETUATING THE CULTURE AND, WHILE THERE ARE FREE HULA LESSONS, AND PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO SHOP UNDER THE FILTERED SHADE OF LAHAINA'S FAMOUS BANYAN TREE, THE FOCUS IS ON TRADITION.

AS FESTIVAL PLANNERS LOOK TO HOW TO MAKE FUTURE VERSIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CANOES EVEN BETTER, POSSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE LAUNCHING OF THEIR OWN DOUBLE-HULLED CANOE...A PROJECT THAT WOULD TAKE A LOT LONGER THAN THE FESTIVAL'S TWO WEEKS, AND THAT WOULD LIKELY REQUIRE ADDING MORE SPONSORS.

RNS02: "Certainly looking at sponsors outside Lahaina perhaps, but keeping it in Lahaina because that's where it was born."

AND AT JUST ELEVEN YEARS OLD, COMPARED TO THE CENTURIES IT REPRESENTS, THE FESTIVAL IS STILL VERY YOUNG. REPORETING FROM LAHAINA FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JULIE Y.

(ON-CAM TAG) A LITTLE LATER IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS HOLLY CHUNG HAS THE DETAILS ON THIS WEEKEND'S MAJOR CLOSING EVENTS OF THE 2008 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CANOES.

(MemorialDay-Choppers)

JY: BACK TO THE MODERN WORLD OF HIGH POWERED TRANSPORTATION NOW. MEMORIAL DAY BROUGHT OUT THE BIGGEST, BADDEST BIKES ON MAUI TO ENJOY A DAY OFF - AND TO HONOR VETERANS. MAUI TV NEWS REPORTER JEFF KING HAS THE STORY.

(Take Chopper Pkg) YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A HUNDRED MILES OF BONE-STRAIGHT HIGHWAY IN FRONT OF YOU TO ENJOY THE THRILL OF RIDING A MOTORCYCLE. BUT THERE'S THE CALL OF THE OPEN ROAD THAT SEEMS TO CALL OUT TO ANYTHING WITH WHEELS...WELL, AMOST ANYTHING WITH WHEELS.

Jim Lapham, Treasurer, Kanaka Hekili Motorcycle Club - Maui Chapter

JL01: "This is our annual Memorial Day Run. It's a benefit for the club. And we also donate a portion of the proceeds to the VFW in Kihei."

JIM LAPHAM IS TREASURER FOR THIS GROUP. HE ESTMATES 150-200 BIKES AND TRIKES WILL TAKE PART IN TODAY'S EVENT.

THIS AIN'T YOUR DADDY'S OLD SCOOTER. NOWADAYS, CHROME, STEEL AND POWER DON'T COME CHEAP.

JL02: "You're lookin at - the bikes here today are worth anywhere between about 10 thousand and about 45 thousand."

THE MEMORIAL DAY EVENT BROUGH TOGETHER SEVERAL CLUBS.

JL03: "We have Kanaka hekili Maui, Kanka Hekili O'ahu. We have Koa Puna here today, Sons of Hawaii. The Christian Motorcycle Association - and just a nice bunch of local folks that are going to trail in behind."

THIS GROUP EVEN INCLUDES FRIENDLY BIKERS. BETTY TABILANGAN TOLD US THE SONS OF HAWAII HAS 17 MEMBERS ON MOLOKAI. GETTING TO MAUI FOR THIS RUN IS NOT EASY. AND IT'S NOT CHEAP.

Betty Tabilangan, Molokai "Biker Babe"

BT01: "Of course! Look at the gas prices. But we're having fun. Do it while we can, right?"

AFTER EVERYBODY HAD ANTID UP, BOUGHT THEIR WAY INTO THE POKER RUN, THE RAFFLE AND THE 50-50...THERE WAS TIME FOR A QUICK PRAYER FOR A SAFE RIDE...A COUPLE MORE PHOTO O[PS...THEN IT WAS OFF. WITH ROAD CAPTAINS IN PLACE, THE GROUP LEFT IN THREE WAVES.

JL04: "From here we're going to head up to the winery. Then we're going to the Veterans Cemetary in Makawao - we do that every year to stop and pay our respects to Veterans. Then we're going to wind up at the VFW in Kihei."

AS THE SECOND WAVE OF BIKES ARRIVED AT VETERANS CEMETARY, THE FIRST GROUP WAS ALREADY SPREAD OUT. THE SCENES AT VETERANS CEMETERY WERE TOUCHING. MANY ON TODAY'S RUN ARE VETERANS...AND NEARLY ALL OF THEM KNEW SOMEBODY WHO DIED IN WAR. AFTER SOME PRIVATE MOMENTS, THE GROUP RAISED A ROUSING ALOHA BEFORE HEADING DOWN THE HILL TO BVALDWIN PARK, MA'ALAEA AND ON TO THEIR FINAL STOP AT THE VFW HALL IN KIHEI. A SPARKLING BLUE SKY ACCENTED THE FLAGS FLYING AT HALF-STAFF THAT A GROUP OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS HONORED THE SERVICE OF MEN AND WOMEN IN A WAY THAT IS AS FILLED WITH PATRIOTISM AS IT IS WITH ALOHA. REPORTING FROM KIHEI FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(on-cam tag) A LOT HAS CHANGED SINCE THE REBEL DAYS OF "EASY RIDER." NOW, MEMBERS OF MOTORCYCLE CLUBS LIKE KANAKA HEKILI AND SONS OF HAWAII CAN EVEN GET GROUP INSURANCE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR ORGANIZATION, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

TOSS TO B BLOCK

J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THERE WAS ANOTHER MAJOR CULTURAL EVENT OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. WE'LL TAKE YOU OUT TO THE BARRIO FIESTA WHEN WE COME BACK.

J: AND IF IT FELT LIKE YOU JUST COULDN'T GET OUT OF THE SUN LAST SATURDAY...YOU'RE NOT ALONE. WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE SOLAR PHENOMENON UP NEXT.

JY: AND WE'LL BRING YOU AN UPDATE ON THE STORY WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING ABOUT NOISE, NATIVE PLANTS, AND GETTING ALONG... MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


B BLOCK

(Barrio Fiesta) (PiP-Cute Ladies)

JY: LAST YEAR THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY CELEBRATED THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR IMMIGRATION TO MAUI TO WORK IN THE PINEAPPLE FIELDS. EVERY YEAR FOR NEARLY FOUR DECADES, THAT COMMUNITY HAS COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE AND DISPLAY THEIR CULTURE. MAUI TV NEWS WAS THERE FOR THIS YEAR'S BARRIO FIESTA.

(Take Barrio Fiesta Pkg) 101 YEARS AGO A VIEW LIKE THIS GREETED THE FIRST FILIPINO IMMIGRANTS TO MAUI. NOW, IN 2008, THE FILIPINO POPULATION OF MAUI IS MORE THAN 20,000 AND ONCE A YEAR, THE COMMUNITY CELEBRATES LIKE NONE OTHER. THE 39TH ANNUAL BARRIO FIESTA LAST WEEKEND BROUGHT OUT MAYORS FROM THE PHILLIPINES - AND FROM MAUI - AND IT BROUGHT OUT THOUSANDS OF HAPPY PEOPLE IN COLORFUL ATTIRE, PAGENTRY AND A MUTUAL LOVE OF DELICIOUS FOOD.

NORMA BARROGA, PRESIDENT OF BINHI AT ANI, TELLS US WHAT MAKES THIS EVENT SPECIAL.

Norma Barroga, president Binhi At Ani

NB01: "Last year was special because we had, of course, the 100th year - the Filipino Centennial.///This year is special because everybody worked together. It came to a point where everybody said 'we're too old to build the booths///so what we did was, we recruited some of our contractors, our Filipino contractors, and they help us build."

THE BOOTHS ARE EXQUISITE, STURDY...AND EXTREMELY POPULAR. TRADITIONALLY, THE BOOTHS ARE TO BE MADE OF BAMBOO, BUT FILIPIONO BAMOBOO IS SCARCE ON MAUI. WHAT WASN'T SCARCE AT THIS YEAR'S FIESTA WAS SMILING FACES...IN FACT, IT OFTEN LOOKED LIKE IT MORE FUN DOING THE WORK, THAN TO JUST COME AND EXPERIENCE THE FIESTA.

BINHI AT ANI MEANS "YOU REAP WHAT YOU SEW." THE 39TH BARRIO FIESTA IS A FUNDRAISER TO PROVIDE SCHOLRSAHIPS FOR STUDENTS AT BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS HERE ON MAUI. THAT'S HOW THEY GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THAT HAS SUPPORTED THEM FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY.

AS NIGHT FELL AND THE BOOTHS CONTINUED TO SUPPLY THE DELICACIES WE'VE ALL COME TO LOVE...AND WHILE A LITTLE LAST-MINUTE REHERSAL WENT ON BACK STAGE, THE DANCING BEGAN ON STAGE.

CONTEMPORARY - AND TRADITIONAL - DANCES BY YOUNG PEOPLE BROUGHT A LOT OF SMILES TO THE ELDERLY FILIPIONO COMMUNITY - HAPPY TO KNOW THEIR TRADITION AND CULTURE HAS A VERY GOOD CHANCE OF REMAINING VIBRANT AT LEAST ANOTHER 100 YEARS ON MAUI.

NB02: "I hope they will be proud to continue sharing the Filipino culture, whether its the food or the songs or the dances or the values."

FROM THE 2008 BARRIO FIESTA IN WAILUKU FOR MAUI TV NEWS, I'M JEFF KING.

(oncamtag) THE FIRST BARRIO FIESTA ON MAUI WAS IN 1970. THE FIESTA IS AN ADAPTATION OF WHAT A VILLAGE CELEBRATION IN THE PHILIPPINES WOULD BE LIKE WHEN CITIZENS WOULD GATHER TO HONOR THEIR PATRON SAINT. A LITTLE LATER ON THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, WE'LL BRING YOU MORE OF THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THIS YEAR'S BARRIO FIESTA.

(Beach-Noise) (PiP-Beach)

J: OVER THE LAST THREE WEEKS WE'VE BEEN WATCHING AN UNFOLDING STORY IN KIHEI. IT BEGAN WHEN WE WERE CONTACTED BY SOUTH MAUI STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOE BERTRAM WHO - ALONG WITH RESIDENTS, COMMUNITY GROUPS, STATE AND COUNTY OFFICIALS - WANTED TO CLEAN UP WHAT THEY TERMED AS A GROWING NUISANCE AT CHARLEY YOUNG BEACH IN KIHEI.

TWO WEEKS AGO, THIS ORANGE FENCING WENT UP WHILE RESIDENTS AND CREWS BEGAN THE DUAL TASK OF ELIMINATING NAUPAKA SHRUBS THAT HAD CREATED WHAT THEY TERMED AS IMPROMPTU TOILETS AND TO BEGIN PLANTING NATIVE SEAGRASS. IT WAS DUE TO BE REMOVED LAST THURSDAY.

Bob Pickering, Resident

bp01: "The fence actually came down on Friday. County crews were out here early. Which actually gave us more access to the naupaka in terms of thinning it out."

RESIDENTS AND BEACH USERS HAVE WORKED WITH THE COUNTY ARBORIST TO CUT BACK THE NAUPAKA, MAKING WAY TO PLANT MORE POHUEHUE, THE LOW-LYING NATIVE BEACH MORNING GLORY.

BOB PICKERING, WHOSE HOME IS DIRECTLY ABOVE THE VOLLEYBALL COURT - THAT HAS MOVED A LITTLE MORE MAUKA AGAIN NOW THAT FENCE IS GONE, TOLD US THERE HAVEN'T BEEN ANY CONFRONTATIONS.

BP02: "No. Everybody's been trying to respect everybody's space. Obviously they've been playing volleyball today and they have a couple of times this week. But then again there have been nights where there hasn't been anyone out here at all and it's been very quiet."

PICKERING ADDED THAT RESIDENTS AND BEACH USERS ATTENDED A PRE-BLESSING WHEN THE FENCE CAME DOWN - WHERE EACH WAS GIVEN A SMALL POHAKLU - A STONE - TO BRING BACK WHEN THE POHUEHUE IS PLANTED - A SYMBOL OF BLESSING, AND OF KAPU IN TERMS OF DISTUBING THE YOUNG PLANTS AS THEY TAKE ROOT.

THE CLEAN-UP ALSO INCLUDED THE REMOVAL OF SOME of the INVASIVE IRONWOODS ON THE BLUFF, AND THE TRIMMING OF NEARBY KIAWE TREES. NO DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR THE OFFICIAL BLESSING OF THE REPLANTED AREA OF CHARLEY YOUNG BEACH.

(5690) (PiP-Turtle)

JY: THERE'S ANOTHER BEACH ON MAUI WITH A PORTION TAPED OFF - BUT FOR A VERY DIFFERENT REASON: NEW LIFE IS ON THE WAY.

(vo) DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF KAMEHAMEHA IKI PARK IN LAHAINA, FOUR STICKS AND SOME YELLOW TAPE ARE ALL THAT PROTECT A TURTLE NEST. A GREEN SEA TURTLE - BELIEVED TO BE THE SAME ONE THAT HAS NESTED EVERY OTHER YEAR SINCE 2000 - LAID HER FIRST CLUTCH OF EGGS ON MAY 20TH. THE TURTLE LAYS HER EGGS AT NIGHT, AND MOST TURTLES ARE SHY OF PEOPLE AND LIGHTS - BUT THIS TURTLE DIDN'T SEEM TO MIND THE FACT THAT ONLY A FEW FEET AWAY IS 505 FRONT STREET AND THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CANOES RIGHT THERE IN THE PARK.

(on-cam) MARINE BIOLOGIST GEORGE BALAZS SAYS HE'S IS ALMOST CERTAIN THIS IS A TURTLE NICKNAMED 56-90, FOR THE FLIPPER TAG HE PLACED ON HER MORE THAN A DECADE AGO AFTER RAISING HER IN CAPTIVITY AT SEA LIFE PARK ON O'AHU. HE ALSO ADDS THAT THE NEST SHOULD NOT BE WALKED ON OR DISTURBED IN ANY WAY. GREEN SEA TURTLES - WHICH SELDOM NEST ON MAUI - ARE FEDERALLY PROTECTED, AND DISTURBING A NEST CAN BRING STIFF FINES AND PENALTIES.

(Lahaina Noon) (PiP-Sign+Shadow)

J: THE WORD LAHAINA MEANS CRUEL SUN - A PLACE THAT WAS NAMED, SOME SAY, BECAUSE THERE WERE TIMES OF THE YEAR WHERE THERE WAS ALMOST NO SHADE. WELL, THE FACT IS - THAT'S TRUE. AND TWICE A YEAR, A PHENOMENON CALLED "LAHAINA NOON" PROVES IT.

(vo) THIS PAST SATURDAY - SHORTLY AFTER NOON - THE SUN WAS PRECISELY OVERHEAD OVER PARTS OF MAUI COUNTY. THAT MEANS THAT ANYTHING PERFECTLY VERTICAL HAD ABSOLUTELY NO SHADOW EXCEPT FOR THINGS ELEVATED FROM THE GROUND, IN WHICH CASE THE SHADOW WAS PRECISWELY BELOW THEM. THE CELESTIAL ANOMALY HAPPENS ONLY IN THE TROPICS.

(on-cam) THE NEXT OCCURRENCE OF LAHAINA NOON HAPPENS THIS JULY. FOR JUST WHEN AND WHERE THE SUN WILL BE STRAIGHT UP AGAIN, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.

(Hurricane Expo) (PiP-Flossie)

JY: ANOTHER PHENOMENON THAT'S HARD TO ESCAPE IS A HURRICANE. SCIENTISTS PREDICT A MILD HURRICANE SEASON THIS YEAR WITH ONLY THREE OR FOUR TROPICAL CYCLONES ENTERING OR ORIGINATING HERE IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC. BUT REMEMBER, THOSE ARE JUST PREDICTIONS.

(FF-CG-VO) JUST LAST YEAR, THE BIG ISLAND AND MAUI DODGED A BULLET WHEN HURRICANE FLOSSIE FIZZLED OUT AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE - AFTER REACHING CATEGORY FOUR STRENGTH ONLY 500 MILES FROM HILO. AND FEW WILL EVER FORGET THE DEVASTATION OF HURRICANE INIKI ON KAUAI IN 1992 - AND HURRICANE EVA IN 1982.

(on-cam) MAUI HAS NOT BEEN DIRECTLY HIT BY A HURRICANE IN MORE THAN 150 YEARS, SO SOME SCIENTISTS SAY WE'RE OVERDUE. PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS DON'T WANT THE PUBLIC TO PANIC - BUT THEY DO WANT US TO BE PREPARED.

(ff-vo-cg)THIS SATURDAY, FROM 10 TO 2 AT QUEEN KA'AHUMANU CENTER, THE SECOND ANNUAL HURRICANE EXPO WILL OFFER FREE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE YOUR EMERGENCY KIT, DEVELOP YOUR FAMILY EVACUATION AND READINESS PLAN, AND TELL YOU WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR PETS IF THAT MAJOR STORM COMES OUR WAY.

(ON-CAM) THE MAUI CHAPTER OF THE RED CROSS WILL SET UP A SIMULATED HURRICANE SHELTER TO SHOW YOU WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IF DISASTER STRIKES AND YOU NEED THEIR HELP. AND THE RED CROSS WILL HAVE CONTESTS WITH PRIZES THAT WILL BE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR HOME PREPAREDNESS KIT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE 2008 HURRICANE EXPO, VISIT MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES.


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J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, TWO EXTREMELY DIFFERENT SPORTING EVENTS TOOK PLACE OVER THE WEEKEND. KALAPANA HAS HIGHLIGHTS AND DETAILS OF POOL COOL AND HOT WHEELS UP NEXT IN SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS.

JY: THEN, MORE FESTIVAL OF CANOES DETAILS, PLUS REGGAE, FUNK - AND AFRICAN DRUMMING STARRING...YOU!. HOLLY CHUNG HAS ALL THE DETAILS IN COMING ATTRACTIONS WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.


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K: IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE SOICHI SAKAMOTO'S KIDS HAVE BEEN IN THE DITCH.

ALOHA EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO SPORTS ON MAUI TV NEWS. I'M KALAPANA.

COACH SAKAMOTO, OF COURSE, WAS THE FAMED SWIMMING TRAINER WHOSE STUDENTS HAD NO POOL TO PRACTICE IN FOR COLLEGE OR THE OLYMPICS - SO HE TRAINED THEM IN THE IRRIGATION DITCHES IN THE 1950S AND 60S. FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES NOW, THE SWIM MEET THAT BEARS HIS NAME HAS BEEN HELD AT THE WAILUKU WAR MEMORIAL POOL THAT ALSO BEARS HIS NAME.

(VO) THE 34TH ANNUAL COACH SOICHI SAKAMOTO MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET TOOK TO THE POOL THIS PAST WEEKEND AS SWIM CLUB TEAMS FROM ACROSS MAUI PUT THEIR BEST TO THE TEST.

IN THE WOMEN'S OPEN 200 METER BACKSTROKE, THAT'S JADE MORTON OF THE KONA DOLPHINS IN THE PINK CAP. SHE WENT ON TO WIN THIS ONE. IN THE MEN'S 200 BACKSTROKE, LAHAINA'S JACK POPE IN LANE THREE LEAPS OUT TO A GREAT START. BUT LATER, ON THE FOURTH AND FINAL LENGTH - HE'S TRAILING JAS JERNAILL FROM HAWAII SWIM CLUB - A LUNGE AT THE FINISH AND POPE WINS THE RACE BY A MERE 13 HUNDREDTHS OF A SECOND.

ANOTHER FAMILIAR WEST-SIDE FACE IS THERE IN THE RED CAP. LAHAINALUNA SWIMMING STAR CORAL GILL GETS A GREAT START IN THE WOMEN'S 100 METER BREASTSTROKE. IN THE END, SHE'S ALL ALONE, WINNING THIS ONE BY ALMOST FOUR SECONDS.

MEANWHILE, IN THE STANDS, THAT'S ROBERT COLLIAS OF THE MAUI NEWS INTERVIEWING ONE OF COACH SAKAMOTO'S STARS, FRED HAYWOOD - WHO SWAM IN THE DITCH NEAR THE PU'UNENE SUGAR MILL IN THE 60S. HE'S NOW HEADED TO THE HAWAII SWIMMING HALL OF FAME.

AS THE EVENT PRESSED ON, LAHAINA SWIM CLUB'S DOMINANCE BUILT EVEN MORE AS JACK POPE GETS A FLYING START IN THE MEN'S 100 BREASTSTROKE. HE KEPT A BLAZING PACE AS HE WENT ON TO WIN HIS HEAT EASILY.

(on-cam) A LITTLE LATER ON SATURDAY - DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE, WAS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT KIND OF SPORT THAT GOES DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE - AND VERY, VERY…VERY FAST.

(vo) THE 12TH ANNUAL GEORGE "FLINTSTONE" ANDRADE MEMORIAL DRAG RACES FILLED THE AIR WITH PLENTY OF SMOKE...AND NOISE...AND ENOUGH HEART-POUNDING SPEED TO THRILL THE THOUSANDS OF FANS THAT SHOWED AT THE MAUI RACEWAY PARK THIS WEEKEND.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU - BUT MY HONDA SURE DIDN'T COME EQUIPPED WITH A PARACHUTE AND A WHEELIE BAR. MORE THAN 300 RACERS PUT THEIR PISTONS ON THE LINE IN THIS ONE WITH TOTAL CASH PAYOUTS TOTALING 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS. RACERS CAME IN ALL MAKES AND MODELS.

STREET-LEGAL CARS, DRAG BIKES, FUNNY CARS AND TOP FUEL DRAGSTERS TESTED THEIR TIMING AND HORSEPOWER WELL INTO A BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY NIGHT.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING...BOYS AND THEIR TOYS, RIGHT? WELL THERE WERE PLENTY OF LADIES BEHIND THE WHEELS, TOO...AND, THERE'S JUST SOMETHING KINDA' COOL ABOUT A VOLKSWAGEN THAT CAN DO A WHEELIE, AND PEEL OFF A QUARTER MILE IN JUST OVER EIGHT SECONDS.

(ON-CAM) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK. UP NEXT ACROSS MAUI COUNTY - CANOE REGATTA SEASON AND SUMMER LITTLE LEAGUE. MEANWHILE, IF YOUR TEAM HAS A SEASON OR SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT COMING UP. SEND YOUR NOTICES TO SPORTS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. WE'LL DO OUR VERY BEST TO GET A CREW OUT TO CAPTURE THE ACTION. FOR MAUI TV NEWS I'M KALAPANA. NOW HERE'S HOLLY CHUNG WITH COMING ATTRACTIONS.

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HC: TAKE A RIDE IN A WA’A OFF THE SHORES OF LAHAINA, OR ENJOY AN ELEGANT EVENING OF DINNER AND DANCING, ABOARD THE GRAND WAILEA’S MAIDEN VOYAGE. ALOHA EVERYONE. I’M HOLLY CHUNG, BRINGING YOU A WIDE VARIETY OF MAUI’S FUN AND EXCITING EVENTS THAT WILL TRANSPORT YOU ON AN INSPIRING JOURNEY, IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, ON MAUI TV NEWS.

LAHAINA’S FESTIVAL OF CANOES, WRAPS UP THIS WEEK, WITH CLOSING CEREMONIES HELD ON SATURDAY, MAY 31ST. WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE NEWLY CARVED CANOES, AT THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY, TAKING PLACE AT 5 PM, AT KAMEHAMEHA IKI BEACH PARK. A HO’OLAULEA FOLLOWS, AT BANYAN TREE PARK, FEATURING ONO LOCAL FOOD AND LIVE MUSIC.

FROM FRIDAY, MAY 30TH TO SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST, ANOTHER CELEBRATION OF THE CANOE WILL BE TAKING PLACE. KA’ANAPALI BEACH RESORT HOSTS THE FOURTH ANNUAL WA’A KIAKAHI, TO PERPETUATE THE ANCIENT SPORT AND CULTURE OF HAWAIIAN CANOE SAILING. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

FROM PALOLO VALLEY, O’AHU, OOKLAH THE MOC, FUSES AN ECLECTIC MIX OF ORIGINAL ROOTS AND DUB REGGAE, INTO BOLD, MELODIC STATEMENTS, INFUSED WITH INTRICATE RHYTHMS, TO CREATE THEIR OWN, UNIQUE SOUND. GROUNDATION WILL BE HAPPENING AT THE LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER, ON SATURDAY, MAY 31ST, FROM 4 TO 10 PM. TICKETS ARE 60, 35, AND 25 DOLLARS.

NURSES HAVE TOUCHED OUR LIVES IN MANY WAYS. ON SATURDAY, MAY 31ST, HELP PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MAUI’S NURSES, BY SUPPORTING THE 2ND ANNUAL MAUI NURSES FOUNDATION GALA SHIPBOARD DINNER ABOARD THE MAIDEN VOYAGE AT THE GRAND WAILEA. FROM 6 T0 11 PM, YOU CAN ENJOY AN ENCHANTED EVENING OF COCKTAILS, DINNER, DANCING, AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. TICKETS ARE 150 DOLLARS.

IN MARTHA @ MAUI, 6 FOOT, 4 INCH, NEW YORK DANCER, RICHARD MOVE, IS AN EXQUISITE, ONE MAN TRIBUTE TO MARTHA GRAHAM. USING MARTHA’S OWN WRITINGS AND CHOREOGRAPHY, ENHANCED WITH VIDEO MONTAGES, MOVE CAPTURES HER WIT, EMOTION, AND ANGST, IN THIS MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING TRIBUTE, PRESENTED AT THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER’S MCCOY STUDIO THEATER, ON SATURDAY, MAY31ST, AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE 20 DOLLARS.

LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE JOINING FORCES TO OFFER A FREE OCEAN AWARENESS TRAINING CERTIFICATION COURSE, FROM JUNE 2ND TO THE 19TH. YOU CAN ATTEND AT THE MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAHAINA EDUCATION CENTER, ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, OR AT THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS’ HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY EDUCATION CENTER, IN KIHEI, ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAY, FROM 6 TO 8:30 PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 879-2818.

THE RHYTHMS PLAYED IN TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DRUMMING, ALLOW US TO EXPERIENCE HARMONY WITH OURSELVES AND WITH OTHERS. BEGINNERS CAN DISCOVER THE JOY OF AFRICAN DRUMMING, WITH STEVE SUNDRAM, ON SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH, AT 1 TO 3 PM, AT THE STUDIO MAUI. COST IS 15 DOLLARS.

IF YOU’D LIKE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THESE EVENTS AND MORE, GO TO MAUITVNEWS.COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. IF YOU KNOW OF AN UPCOMING EVENT HAPPENING HERE IN MAUI COUNTY, THAT YOU’D LIKE US TO SHARE WITH OUR VIEWERS, PLEASE SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS.COM. I’M HOLLY CHUNG, AND THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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JY: THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS. AS WE LEAVE YOU THIS WEEK, WE WANT TO BRING YOU MORE OF THE COLOR, SMILING FACES, AND TRADITIONAL DISPLAYS FROM THE 2008 BARRIO FIESTA IN WAILUKU.

J: BUT BEFORE WE GO, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DAILY UPDATES OF BREAKING NEWS, TRANSCRIPTS OF THIS AND EVERY EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS AND MORE.

JY: THAT "MORE" INCLUDES LINKS TO THIS WEEK'S STORIES, AND DOZENS MORE LINKS TO IMPORTANT NEWSMAKERS, ORGANIZATIONS AND INFORMATION SOURCES. YOU CAN ALSO FIND DETAILS ON ORDERING DVD COPIES OF ANY EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS.

J: AND THERE'S LOTS MORE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE, TOO, SO PLEASE, CHECK US OUT AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM. AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.

JY: ALOHA

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